It's been a tough time for the boy-bands lately... everyone is breaking up, going their separate ways, or on a hiatus with no reunion in sight. Today, we talk about how Emblem3, broke up in June 2015 and reunited in 2016 to tour, then decided to do solo projects by the end of the summer. Teen.com got to talk to Wesley Stromberg about the ever-changing status of E3, and about his solo music.
Wesley Stromberg announced his solo tour dates about a month ago, and some might have assumed it'd cause drama between Wesley and his brother Keaton, everything was cool.
"I'm honestly so lucky to have Keaton. He is such a good brother and we never have tension. He's really supportive of my solo thing... He's the best. So, family life, it has never been better. You know, me and him are always best friends."
Believe it or not, Keaton and Wesley are still collaborating, even when it comes to Wesley's solo music!
He said, "He's been helping product beats and tracks for me. I'm still writing everything on my own but he'll send over tracks and so he's super supportive."
There were rumors that Emblem3 would be releasing a 2016 album, but after a while fans realized the band was not coming through with it. Wesley explained:
“With having three separate artists in a group, and all having their own opinions and decisions, it’s so hard to get everybody on the same page. I really wanted to make an Emblem3 album and I know that we had enough songs to put it together … but shortly after the tour ended in 2016, Drew decided he wanted to go solo again and so I was just kind of like, ‘Okay, if we’re gonna keep going back and forth and going on this roller coaster, then I need to set myself up.’ So I immediately started writing for a solo project as well. And Keaton, same thing.”
Even though they're all going their separate ways with music, we can still look forward to new music from E3!
“We will release all of those songs that we were going to have on the E3 album, just in single-form spread out.”
When asked about Wesley's new music, he said: “The new music is more soulful; it’s really honest. It’s more mature, definitely more mature. I can’t really say its genre yet because I’m still in that artist development process — I’m in sessions every single day and some days some songs sound a little more R&B and some days some songs are a little more soul or reggae.”